An Art. 32 hearing is scheduled for tomorrow in the case of Marine Corps’ Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, who allegedly deserted his post in Iraq, but was feared to have been abducted by insurgents at the time. Marine Corps Times report here. Prior coverage here.
San Antonio News-Express reports, here, that the recruiter misconduct cases, including that of TSgt Jaime Rodriguez, are now being used as a training scenario. Prior coverage here and here, among others.
Air Force Staff Sergeant to face non-capital murder charges in death of Navy Petty Officer. AF Times coverage here and here. The non-capital referral appears to be a nod to induce German authorities (who arrested the accused, Air Force SSgt Sean Oliver) to cooperate (S&S report here). Prior coverage of Art. 32 here.
Military.com reports, here, that “Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl plans to leave the Army and attend college if he is cleared of potential desertion charges following the Army’s investigation into his capture in Afghanistan, Bergdahl’s lawyer said Tuesday.” The investigation of Begdahl’s disappearance from his post in Afghanistan is expected in September the report says.
RAND Corp. will conduct the biennial DoD survey of workplace issues, sexual harassment and sexual assault reports S&S, here, “after prompting from some members of Congress to get an independent look at current trends, the Pentagon earlier this year signed a contract with RAND to carry out the survey.”
A Navy officer is suing the service for alleged retaliation for reporting negative health effects of burn pits, Military Times report here,
Former Lt. Cmdr. Celeste Santana, an environmental health expert, said in documents filed Aug. 1 in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that she was relieved from duty at the base in 2009 in retaliation for reporting “serious environmental health issues” affecting the safety of U.S. troops and local Afghans.
H/t Defense News EB